Monday, April 09, 2007
Al says to tell you all "NEVER MAKE THIS SWEATER!"
The love affair officially ended this morning. The Rams Horn Jacket from Knitting Nature was, in all fairness, and according to AL, the worst pattern writing she has yet to experience. She disliked the entire process so very much, that she doesn't want the sweater.
I asked her, YUP, if I could try it on. She immediately gave it to me. Now,
After I dropped some stitches while coloring eggs at the same time, Saturday night,
I asked her to pick them up for me.
She calmly told me no. She would not enable me. There was simply no reason she should do this when she felt I was entirely capable. Nevermind she had been working at the shop all day and probably was asked to do this same thing a dozen or so times. I believe she enables clients. (she was right, I sat down and redid the row picking up my own stitiches.) I was doing that awful thing Mother's do: feeling entitled to this one teensy thing she could do for me.
This morning, however, in a true spirit of generosity she simply handed the sweater to me, rather trimphantly, and said, "here, it is yours!"
She also just told me she thinks it looks great on me. She was adjusting the shoulder part as she said, this. I gave her permission to adjust away. She said she will probably have to do so everytime I wear this sweater.
The yarn: WAVE by Filatura DiCrosa.Color number 20. Not cheap. Feels like heaven75/25 Wool/silk blend.
I am her mom. She paid for all of this yarn for a sweater she is now giving to me.
What's your vote?
Do I pay her for the yarn????? at the very least? Probably discounted to 8.95 a skein. Probably a hundered dollar sweater all tallied. Should I even be asking this? What do you think?